Our Most Requested Custom Home Features

Pittsburgh custom homesNew home design trends are always changing. We thought we’d share a few of the things that our recent clients have been asking about and/or including in their custom home projects. Watch this space in the coming months for more stories about other popular home features we are being asked to customize for homeowners.

Finished Basements

The finished basement never really went away, but homeowners are approaching this space much differently than the days when a pool table and a corner bar created a “rec room”. Today, clients are looking to build their lower level as a stylistic extension of the main living area, with similar materials and lighting.

Open concept layouts in the finished basement add extra light and spaciousness to lower level, if you are willing to visually divide the space into common areas for lounging, watching TV, or working out. Walk-out basements are very popular right now, and some homeowners intentionally work with the slope of their lot to make a walk-out basement with full windows possible. Adding a full, finished basement to your custom home project means that you can design the space for an unlimited number of uses — wine cellar or craft beer brewing space, soundproof office or music room, home theater, gym or yoga studio, or a full guest suite.

In-Law Suites

Along the lines of a guest suite, in-law suites are a new home feature currently in demand. Building new lets you add flexible space to your floor plan to accommodate grandparents, or to allow for a walk-out basement that gives relatives private access to a bedroom, bathroom and even a lounge space and kitchen. More working families are relying on the older generation for help with childcare or are themselves helping to care for an older parent. Incorporating additional living space into your home can add to both your quality of life and the value of your property.

First Floor Master Suite

A custom home is a big investment. And, ideally, once you start enjoying life in your new home you won’t want to leave. Many of our clients like the idea of a large master suite on the first floor so that they can extend their time in the home if and when mobility becomes an issue. We love working with clients to design master bedrooms, baths and closets that turn their bedroom into a true retreat.

When you work with us on a custom home project, we listen to your exact wants and needs, whether they are trendy or not. In the end, your home will be uniquely yours! Contact us to talk about the features you’d like to have in your new home.

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